If only Canon would (or could) follow suit. <sigh>That said, I am with the reviewer on the over-use of lockable mechanical dials. Setting exposure compensation with those is a pain (see Canon F1N for example). Compare the Fuji X-series implementation, which is a dream: non-lockable dial under your right thumb with the camera to your eye. It seems a bit odd for Nikon to have gone to town on that sort of feature - really a step backwards - while not at the same time including ANY focussing aid in the VF to allow sensible use of MF lenses.
I thought this very effective and cannot comprehend that anyone thought it worth 0.5 points. You might have framed it slightly differently, so that the photo began and ended on the gap between white keys, but YMMV.
I thought this shot deserved to do much better. Really good candid photo, IIMRSS.
Alberto Battelli: For me this is right on the money. Great camera and pix but not photographer centric. I sold my rx100 because I never enjoyed using it. It felt like a bar of soap, amongst other annoying traits.
Experience immeasurably improved by the Richard Franiec grip, it must be said. But I shot a lot with it before getting the grip and (although I have very, very big hands), a bar of soap is not how it felt to me. The one thing I have missed is a tiltable screen - which the II now provides (though I won't be getting one jest noo).I have to say - even from the biased position of someone who carries his RX100 with him everywhere (because neither my 1Ds III nor my X Pro 1 fit in a pocket - and nor did my LX3) - that I don't get DPR's take on this camera. It is ground-breaking, class-inventing and -leading; on the objective tests, it scores very highly. Unsurprisingly, for such an astonishing piece of engineering (has everyone forgotten that Time named it one of its top 50 inventions of 2012?), it is not cheap so that can hardly count against it. To give it a Silver Award and then hide behind the "it's all subjective, don'cha'no?" mantra is flimsy - and belittles the Awards themselves.
That's a really lovely shot.
Very cool pic.
Reilly Diefenbach: Ken Rockwell loves it, it must be good :^)
Or the 1Ds III?
40daystogo: That's an outrageously high proportion of "keepers" from one 36-roll of Kodachrome. Shows the quality of Steve McCurry's ability to see -- although, I guess, using the last roll of Kodachrome might have heightened the sense of gravity before clicking the button.
Sure, but even a pre-test on a DSLR isn't going to stop your subject from blinking. He's a dude.
Nice one - and congratulations. How does ANYONE think your photograph worth 0.5??? A****es.
Cary Maures: excellent. creative capture!
Thanks Cary - coming from you that is high praise indeed. Your shots in this challenge are awesome.
Cy Cheze: Perhaps a great $500 camera. Perhaps worth $100 more than an LX7. But, for $650, it is a fair target for every qualm or quibble. That's a lot for a camera that within 12 months is apt to get buggy with pocket lint, have its lens turret squished, falll to the floor, or have its pop-up flash twisted awry. Owner euphoria is also a hazard. Tears for the soul that left it atop a car, from which it slid onto a highway and got pummeled by trucks.
A weather-sealed, drop resistant, hot-cold tolerant 1" sensor model might make sense. Test number one would be the ability to survive use as a budgeon on the head of the buyer after the spouse sees the CC bill.
It is fairly drop-resistant. I took a tumble with mine on holiday, taking skin of a finger of the hand holding it and scratching the front of the lens housing. Still works fine.I think, a propos of nothing in particular, that DPR (and others like Luminous Landscape) have completely nailed what this camera is about: it is about being able to take a small camera with you without feeling that you're going to be missing out because you didn't take your DSLR. I have taken my RX100 on two short holidays and left my 1Ds III at home and have had better holidays for it, without feeling that I have missed out on THAT shot. My LX3 never did that for me (and is bigger!).
Um, nothing to do with the picture in itself, but kudos for being allowed a 5D Mark III about 6 months before it was even announced.
Best shot in this challenge by a country mile.
How can two people have thought this photograph worthless? Fantastic shot.
Chris Tofalos: Pity the lenses are so large but WOW! Almost looks like the perfect CSC body. Everything except a tilt/swivel LCD (not worried about lack of touch-screen).
At least it will force other manufacturers to compete spec-wise and, in the end, we should all get what we want. Well done, Sony...
That may be so, but for us legacy-lens enthusiasts, it is the best deal on the block for using MF lenses with a digital body, especially now (at last!) there is to be a viewfinder.
boyzo: G1 GF1 LXR rw2 supported but NOT orf from Olympus ... E-P2 E-PL1
And no Sony Nex 5 support either. Bizarre.
Gorgeous x 2!
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